Clarification #39 Open for Public Comment

Participating EPEAT Manufacturers have requested clarity on what evidence is needed for PC/Display criterion 4.8.2.2 verification requirement b), which reads, “Demonstration that material is normally recyclable or, if not, that there exists a market/use.” In particular, numerous questions have arisen regarding how to prove there exists a market/use for packaging materials that are not considered “normally recyclable” per the IEEE 1680.1 standard (Note:  See Clarification #38 for guidance from the CDP on demonstration of materials being “normally recyclable”).

Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until November 2, 2016. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, as applicable.  The current draft of Clarification #39 and the link to provide comments may be found here.